While we were not ethnically diverse when this show was filmed as we are now, we were able to send a man to the moon and back, able to build the Verrazano Bridge and Empire State Building in NY and the Hoover Dam in a relatively short time.
a: I don't see how the empire state building and hoover dam have to do with ethnic diversity.
b: empire state building was built in 1929 and completed in 1931. for a building of that size from that time, that is amazing.
c: hoover dam... 1931 to 1936. but that was all the way out west in Arizona/Nevada so I don't see how these things are connected.
Verrazano bridge... 1959 - 1964.
man on the moon... 1971. and still don't see how these things tie into this since all three men who were shot up there were white Americans.
and if you really want to get technical at the 'ethnically diversity' the Brooklyn bridge was finished by a woman [the original creator's daughter in law after the father in law died and the son [who took over from him] contracted caisson disease].
in 1883 that was unheard of and most workers frowned upon working for a woman. I find that more interesting and more inspiring than the main topic of this conversation.
and let's be honest.... back then, many people [as ignorant as this sound this was the time back then] were uncomfortable with minorities being held to equal or higher standard than them.
and I hardly call now being ethnically diverse. we are not submerged into the uniqueness of these cultures, usually or even given a taste. we see the stereotypes that make these cultures sub par to the white rich conservative Americans. and not in a 'look how sad, let's help them' way in a honey boo boo way. Reading the paper can really be depressing. Mr. Dithers fired Dagwood again.